WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Joseph Young was named to the Pac-12 all-conference second team and Mike Moser earned honorable mention honors as the league’s annual awards were announced on Monday. Moser was also selected as the Pac-12’s player of the week for the second week in a row.
Young, a junior from Houston, Texas, leads Oregon and ranks fifth in the conference in scoring at 18.2 points per game. The transfer from the University of Houston is also the conference leader in free throw percentage (.892), ranks third in three-pointers per game (2.2), seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.406) and fifth in steals (1.4 per game).
Moser, a senior transfer from UNLV, leads Oregon and is seventh in the Pac-12 in rebounding at 8.2 per game. He also ranks 17th in scoring (13.7 per game), 10th in three-pointers per game (1.7) and 12th in steals (1.2 per game).
Moser was also named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Mar. 3-8, the Conference announced Monday.
The Portland, Ore., native averaged 16.0 points and 13.5 rebounds to lead Oregon to its second-straight weekend sweep as the Ducks defeated Arizona State and No. 3 Arizona. Oregon finished the regular season on a seven-game win streak with the two victories.
In the 85-78 win over Arizona State, the senior posted 22 points and 17 rebounds, just three rebounds shy of becoming the first Duck in 37 years to have a 20-point, 20-rebound performance. Moser went 9-of-11 from the free-throw line, as well as 6-of-11 from the field. In the 64-57 upset victory over Arizona, Moser posted his fourth-straight double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, becoming the first Duck to accomplish such a feat since 2007. He added four steals assist against the Wildcats.
The selection marks the second-career Pac-12 weekly honor for Moser, who also received the honor last week. It is the first time that an Oregon player has received back-to-back weekly awards. As a team, it is the second time that Oregon has earned the weekly honor two straight weeks as Luke Ridnour and Luke Jackson were consecutive winners during the 2002-03 season. It is Oregon’s 32nd all-time selection.
Oregon opens the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament this week seeded seventh with a first-round game against 10th-seeded Oregon State on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. PT.